Therapist Sexual Assault Cases
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento sexual assault lawyer. Within the medical community, there are very few areas where the patient is still the focus of stigma. Unfortunately, this continues to be the case for people who struggle with psychiatric disorders. This is why these patients should be praised for seeking the professional help from a therapist that they need. This is also what makes an abuse of power in this scenario particularly heinous. Many patients who are struggling to process an internal struggle are vulnerable to being taken advantage of. This is what happens in cases of sexual abuse perpetrated by therapists against their patients. This is why everyone who is either personally involved or has a loved one involved in a potential case of sexual assault by a therapist should know what to look for.
Strict Laws Governing Sexual Relationships Between Therapists and Patients in California